BUFFING AND POLISHING
COPPER, BRASS, & SILVER ANTI TARNISH AGENT - Easy to use
solution. Use after you buff a part to
make your parts look good for a long time to come. Prevents natural tarnishing of various metals.
Merely dip metal in solution and let dry. Will also work
with other metals.
Size 1 (makes 10 gal) = $120, Size 2 (makes 20 gal) =
$200, Size 3 (makes 50 gal) = $300
BUFFING AND SANDING MACHINES
BUFFING WHEELS AND COMPOUNDS
COMMERCIAL BUFFING MACHINES
Buffing and polishing is a
necessary step in decorative plating. Buffing will also
give you absolutely spectacular
results from Show Anodizing. If you choose to polish and buff your part prior to Anodizing,
the parts will come out almost like a colored mirror when the aluminum had been
finding its niche in the market for
many applications, yet the prevailing method still
remains doing it mechanically. This involves sanding the metal down to a very fine
grit, then proceeding with the buffing steps. Do you ever notice that most of the
places that sell buffing supplies never really mention sanding the part?
We have dealt with show polishing for a few years and let me tell you that
you will have to sand more than
half of parts you get
prior to buffing it up to a final shine.
The first thing you are
going to need is the proper equipment to do the job. The only must-have item is a
buffing machine. A stationary sanding belt is incredibly useful when it comes to
doing set up work prior to buffing. An electric
or air hand DA sander is also used
for set up work.
Each method works, so it is up to the polisher to
decide the preferred method. As far as the supplies go, you will
need some buffs for the buffing machine as well as small buffs for your hand grinders
to get into small grooves the stationary buffs cannot get into. You'll need a few different buffing
compounds. Here are the steps we recommend:
120 GRIT SANDING
here for metal in really rough shape
180 GRIT SANDING
start here if metal is semi rough
320 GRIT SANDING
start here if metal surface is average
500 GRIT SANDING
start here if metal is pretty smooth
YELLOW BIAS BUFF w/ Stainless Compound for
steel or stainless steel. For softer metals, use Tripoli
WHITE BIAS BUFF w/ Chrome Rouge for steel or
stainless steel. For softer metals, use White Rouge
the bias buff, once you try them you'll never go back. When I first started in the
business, like everyone else, I used the standard Sisal wheel, to the Spiral Sewn wheel,
to the Loose buff. Once I tried my first part with a bias buffing wheel, I was
hooked. They contour to the part so much better than the standard buffs while
offering the same cutting and coloring action. For this reason, I do not sell those
is a deal for any who are interested in getting into your own show polishing
business. We have on sale an entire professional buffing set up. This
includes a newly rebuilt Hammond dual five HP motors with
adjustable speed controls to vary your buffing speed.
This means you can have two different people buffing at different speeds on each
side of the buffing machine simultaneously. It also has emergency braking. A 2006 model unit of this machine retails
for $27,000. You can have this
very nice used unit complete with a
12 month warranty
for $5900.00. The machine comes with 2 taper spindle attachments, 2 standard 1 1/4
inch spindle, as well as a 2"X 132" belt sanding attachment. You will also
get a few dozen different buffing wheels too. Power
requirement is 208-240 / 440-480 volt 3 phase but we can convert to single
phase. Call for pricing on conversion.
Super nice used 7 HP motor buffer. Has an emergency
braking unit. Some spindle attachments, nuts, and wheels and
1.25" arbor. Guaranteed for 4 months. Three
phase 240 or 480 power. $3700 for all. Can
convert to regular house current. Call for pricing on
Hammond Two Motor Buffer. This machine is in very nice
condition with a six month warranty. It has two belt
sander attachment (as shown). Converts back to a
buffer in minutes. Has variable speed on each side
separately. Each motor is five HP and braking unit.
Some attachments included with buffer but we will include
$200 in buffing supplies at no additional charge.
Price is $5000 FOB. Power requirement is 208 - 480
volt 3 phase but can be converted to house current.
Please call for pricing for conversion.
more equipment available such as bead blasters, paint and
powder coat stripping cabinet, post plating gas and electric
ovens, and more. Check out some
commercial equipment (click here).
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